Today’s Sermon: The Purpose of Pentecost

Trinity Baptist Church, West Point

And they were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.  And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven.

Acts 2:4, 5

The Holy Spirit empowers us to speak restoration to the wide variety of humanity. Simply speaking in tongues misses the point. The devout need completion. The wrong need careful correction. Wounded hearts need healing and hope. This is the purpose of Pentecost.

 

 

The Purpose of Pentecost

Acts 2:6-11 (All Chapter 2)

The purpose of Pentecost was and is not so that believers could receive the Holy Spirit to speak in tongues simply for the sake of energetic worship. This is a point that we often miss in our modern perception of the text. Not only do charismatic and Pentecostal/Holiness Christians get this wrong, even we Baptist and other mainline Protestants…

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